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That would be Unknown Armies, "A roleplaying game of transcendental horror and furious action." The "major and minor charges" gives it away. It was written by the famous RPG designers John Tynes (Delta Green, Puppletland, and a lot of Pagan Publishing for Call of Cthulhu) and Greg Stolze (Over the Edge, Godlike, Reign, A Dirty World) and is published by ...


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Kagematsu “It is Japan 1572, the end of the Seguko period of history. Like many transitions of power the country is filled with strife, warring factions pulling any able bodied men into war, leaving villages populated by only women, children and old men. Now a small, nearly indefensible village is living under the horror of a dangerous threat that casts ...


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Found it! It was called Jamis Buck's Dungeon Generator, and the URL was http://www.aarg.net/~minam/dungeon.cgi. There was an offline version for Windows, as well as a treasure generator, town generator and NPC generators for D&D 3.0 and 3.5. That site is gone, but a good replacement is http://donjon.bin.sh/d20/dungeon/.


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Sounds like "Everway," which came out in the mid-1990s from Wizards of the Coast.


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You may be thinking of End Time, a Call of Cthulhu supplement. In 1993 Pagan Publishing's End Time product came to an unceremonious end.Contained herein is the material I wrote for the project. While the project was never completed, you will find here the results of many hours of work. The End Time grew out of my Blood Moon adventure, published in ...


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This would be a Warhammer 40,000 story, and the psychic in question was an Astropath employed by a nosy Inquisitor of the Imperium of Man, studying a weapon taken from the Tyranids (think the xenomorphs from the Alien movies, but with living guns, and bound together by psychic power of sorts). Because everything the Tyranids make is connected psychically to ...


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Planescape: Torment is based on Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition from the 1990s. THAC0, for example, only exists in that edition and a couple contemporary D&D editions (very late AD&D 1e and Basic supplements) - it's not a term found in other games. Armor Class doesn't work the same across D&D editions, let alone other tabletop ...


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Magic Item Compendium, p. 5: "My armor? +3 adamantine light fortification full plate. I wouldn't leave home without it." —Tordek Quite specific. Neither an axe nor a sword though.


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If your timing is right, and your terminology close, then what you might have seen is an Everway sourcebook. Everway was a card-based roleplaying game released by Wizards of the Coast concerning people known as spherewalkers who can journey from world to world. It could easily be mistaken for a Magic: the Gathering RPG. To be clear, however: no official ...


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My guess would be on Fate (either Core or FAE). Fate is a really popular game at the moment and, since it is a generic system, it's being used for pretty much everything now, from the published settings to homebrew My Little Pony or Doctor Who games. Unlike D&D and its brethen, Fate uses short, character-defining sentences called aspects such as ...


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That RPG is John Tynes's Power Kill, the B-side to Puppetland.


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As reflected in this question, I think Earthdawn is the system you're looking for. It could also be Alternity, but that system explicitly doesn't use d10s.


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Splash Weapons are found in many books, including core Splash weapons work like grenades: they are thrown, and they cause some effect in an area, or to whoever was hit plus others in an area around that person. The core splash weapons are: Acid – deals acid damage Alchemist’s fire – deals fire damage Holy water – hurts undead and evil outsiders ...


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These are, indeed, dracotaurs. They were published in D&D 3.5's Monster Manual 3. An excerpt from it with their description can be found here. They're also present in D&D 4e's MM2 as drakkoths.


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if you prefer Jamis Buck's generator, myth-weavers has been hosting his tools online... http://www.myth-weavers.com/generate_dungeon.php (the rest are under the Site Tools menu)


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I found what you were looking for! This blog led me to the podcast link. Excerpt: On the latest WOTC D&D podcast, Steve Winter talked about the great campaign-world books that came out of Second Edition D&D. He said that, for every kick-ass setting like Planescape or Al'Quadim, they had a bunch of ideas just as good - they just didn't ...


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I can't neglect the bag of devouring, which if it eats a creature, the creature only has a 50% chance of being able to be brought back from the dead. Besides that, here are some spells and weapons. Spells that prevent a creature from being brought back from the dead The 6th-level Clr and 7th-level Sor/Wiz spell barghest's feast [necro] (Spell Compendium ...


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These are called "tokens" (sometimes "creature tokens" or "monster tokens") and are widely available in PDF at all fine purveyors of roleplaying games PDFs, such as RPGNow. Normally these are used with virtual tabletop software or printed onto card stock and cut out for use on a real tabletop, but if you have access to an appropriate printer and transparent ...


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I'm pretty sure you're describing power2ool.com. Great little tool for making my unusual DM whims look official. Sometimes it'll get stuck on a "Connecting Socket" load screen. This means your adblocking or scriptblocking features are stopping it from connecting (easy to fix) or your modem/ISP settings are blocking power2ool's particular socket (harder to ...


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That dice mechanic – pools of d10s, high numbers matter but so do matches and sometimes runs – sounds like the One Roll Engine. ORE is a little different than you describe, but pretty close: you don't look for single high numbers, but sets of matched numbers in pairs or more, and both the face number of the set (called "height") and the number of matching ...


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You might be referring to the Fighting Fantasy series of game books, starting with the Warlock of Firetop Mountain, which were later coalesced into a roleplaying system, also called Fighting Fantasy. Googling for it now, I can see that the Fighting Fantasy Introductory Roleplaying Game was released in 1984, while an expanded Advanced Fighting Fantasy series ...


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Yeah, that's at the end of C3 The Lost Island of Castanamir, an AD&D 1e adventure for levels 1-4 put out in 1984. The PCs head out to explore the lair of the disappeared eponymous mage. It was a RPGA tournament module published later for home use. It had an extremely simple layout, lots of golems and then mostly the usual low-level adventure suspects. ...


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The game was called FRUP. It was never released (one of the casualties of the collapse of Guardians of Order), but the story of it — and the preview of the game from 1995 — are available at WhatIsFRUP.com.


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Arcadian Avengers, in Monster Manual V The very first entry in the book, Arcadian Avengers have an ability that increases their attack and damage each time they witness an ally fall in battle. They are also lawful-aligned outsiders who can set their rolls to a fixed value up to three times per day, as well as generally advancing by class level (typically ...


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Note: this is a community wiki entry consolidating the existing answers, none of which is can objectively be designated as "best", or "correct". There are no official Avatar The Last Airbender RPGs. There are several unofficial ones though. Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple was influenced by it, though more in the "kids explore magical world and get ...


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High Colonies? Two hundred years in the future, Earth is a deadly wasteland, ravaged by nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Humanity lives in exile, clinging to life on a multitude of space stations in the Solar System. These stations are the High Colonies, the last hope of mankind.


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It is from: The artist mentions the source material inspiring that series of images in the second image in the set. You can find generalized information from Wikipedia. Or you can find detailed information from the Unofficial Exalted Wiki. Or you can visit White Wolf Publishing, since it is their book.


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The Wizards of the Coast Web site archives the Prestige Class column "The Swiftblade: Haste Personified." This is the only source for the class. The linked article details the class's requirements, but, just in case, they are also below. Base Attack Bonus: +3. Skills: Concentration 6 ranks, Spellcraft 6 ranks. Spellcasting: Ability to cast haste. ...


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The fast food place you are looking for probably is McHugh. They have paranoid security measures, the food is rather average (and "average" is not a good thing in SR) though. Google says they were mentioned in the book Neo-Anarchists' The Guide to Real Life which is 2nd Edition, although there is a good chance they were mentioned in 3e as well as 4e. ...


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You are almost certainly thinking of "The Fane of St. Toad" from the Society of Torch, Pole, and Rope; it's a memorial to Dave Arneson and designed to be slotted into the Temple of the Frog.



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